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What You Can Do to Avoid Pesticides
Start a kitchen garden! It’s easy to grow your own herbs and worth doing: a 2011 report revealed that cilantro is often laced with pesticide residues.
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- Buy organic fruits and vegetables, particularly those with the highest pesticide residues, such as apples, celery and strawberries. (See the full list at foodnews.org.)
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- Consider a water filter certified by the Water Quality Association (wqa.org) or NSF International (nsf.org) to screen out pesticides from farms and golf courses that can leach into well water. (Even tap water may contain traces of unregulated pesticides.)
- Remove your shoes when you enter your home—and ask guests to do the same—to avoid tracking in pesticides sprayed on lawns.
- Limit lawn chemicals, insecticides and rodenticides. Find natural ways to eliminate pests.
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